[xml] XPath with SAX
- From: "Frantisek ZACEK" <czechripper gmail com>
- To: xml gnome org
- Subject: [xml] XPath with SAX
- Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 22:56:38 +0100
I need to handle XPath in a application to select some specific nodes
from an XML tree.
The problem is, that the files involved might be quite large (>1GB) so
DOM parsing is not an option.
Now, libxml2 handles XPath with DOM, and from what I read in the
archives of this very mailing list, XPath support requires to know the
Why is that ? I mean; I did read the W3 recommandation about XPath,
and I still don't get it. It should be possible to support XPath with
a SAX parser, ... I mean, .. why not ? or at least an XPath support
that only needs a schema definition...
Still, it is true that all uses I have found of XPath seemed to use
DOM which is unconceivable for too large files.
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